"Lucca - Historical gem of the Tuscany" Top 5 Page for this destination Lucca by HORSCHECK
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In August 2004 I travelled from Croatia via Slovenia to Italy through Mediterranean Europe. After Zagreb, Ljubljana and Venice I visited Lucca in the Northern Tuscany.
Lucca has all the charm of a tuscan city, but seems to be less touristy than some more popular places in the Tuscany. The compact Old Town with its small alleys is completely surrounded by thick medieval ramparts. Among the main sights are the famous Torre Guinigi, the Roman square Piazza Anfiteatro and the Duomo di San Martino. Nowadays Lucca is well known for its many banks.
The highlights of my stay were the meetings with my VT friend from Lucca and a daytrip to the stunning coastline of the Cinque Terre.
"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes."
--- Marcel Proust ---
- Pros:Historical walled town; perfect base to explore the Tuscany.
- Cons:Relatively expensive place.
- In a nutshell:Historical gem of the Tuscany.
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With approximately 85.000 inhabitants, Lucca is relatively small. So especially the walled Old Town with its many narrow... more travel advice
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